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Don't Call Me Angel - Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey

The Experience: We in it together but don't call me angel... I might like you but I definitely don't need you...
The Vibe: Proud.
The Topic: Identity.
The Value: Self-sufficiency.
The Tension: I appreciate the way you want me (I'm happy to be perfectVS. But don't call me angel (But you're just an accessory - I don't actually need you).

Music video: Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey offer a Charlie's Angels themed video that focuses much more on the women themselves than on the insignificant others the lyrics are aimed at.

The Meaning of Don't Call Me Angel: The song, composed for the upcoming remake of  the 2000 film Charlie's Angels, offers a view of women that turns the Veronica's Secret Angels trope on its head. This woman doesn't need your money: I make my money and I write the checks. She doesn't need your compassion: don't call me angel when I'm a mess. She doesn't need your desire: don't call me angel when I get undressed. She doesn't need your admiration: even though you know we fly don't call me angel. She doesn't need your compliments: you better stop the sweet talk and keep your pretty mouth shut. She's the predator, she doesn't need protection: don't ya know that I bite when the sun set? She only wants what's owed her: say my name with a little respect. That's a big step up from being anyone's toy. But pushing everyone else too far away also means she'll never get more than what she's earned...


Ask yourself: Are you needy enough to appreciate the gifts of love that others offer?

Soundtrack: Charlie's Angels - 2019

LYRICS:


Boy, don't call me angel
You ain't got me right
Don't call me angel
You can't pay my price
Ain't from no heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Though you know we)
Don't call me "Angel"

Don't call me "Angel" when I'm a mess
Don't call me "Angel" when I get undressed
You know I, I don't like that, boy
I make my money and I write the checks
So say my name with a little respect
All my girls successful
And you just our guest

Do I really need to say it?
Do I need to say it again, yeah?
You better stop the sweet talk
And keep your pretty mouth shut

Boy, don't call me "Angel"
You ain't got me right
Don't call me "Angel"
You can't pay my price
Ain't from no heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Though you know we)
Don't call me "Angel"

See you here with somebody
You sizing up my body, oh yeah
Don't ya know that I bite when the sun set?
Yeah, so don't you try come around me
Might work with her but not me
Don't you know that I bite when the sun set?

Keep my name out ya mouth
I know what you about
So, keep my name out ya mouth

Boy, don't call me "Angel"
You ain't got me right
Don't call me "Angel"
You can't pay my price
Ain't from no heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Know you know we)
Don't call me "Angel"

I appreciate the way you watch me, I can't lie
I drop it down, I pick it up, I back it off the county line
I fell from heaven, now I'm living like a devil
You can't get me off your mind

I appreciate the way you want me, I can't lie
I drop it low, I back it up, I know you wanna think you're mine
Baby, I totally get it, you can't guess
So you can't get me off your mind

We in it together but don't call me "Angel"

Boy, don't call me "Angel"
You ain't got me right
Don't call me "Angel"
You can't pay my price
Ain't from no heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Though you know we)
Don't call me "Angel"

Angel (Don't call me "Angel")
Don't call me "Angel"

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